History has always been a favorite subject in my family; my nine-year-old is now following in those footsteps. My dad in particular has a long-time interest in the Puritans and their writings, which is one of the reasons I chose to read this particular biography.
Anne Bradstreet by D.B. Kellogg is part of the Christian Encounters series from Thomas Nelson Publishers. Bradstreet was a poet who lived in the 1600’s and was the first American woman to have a book published. This short book covers her life growing up in England, her voyage to America with her husband and family at the age of 18, and her life in this new country as the wife of a governmental leader and the mother of eight children.
I found this book to be quite interesting, especially in its descriptions of colonial life. Obviously I can only imagine what it must have been like to live and travel in such primitive – to us – conditions. Anne’s personal story is interwoven with some of the major events of the day and gives glimpses into the culture and religious customs of the Puritans. Sections of her poetry that are included are quite inspiring as they shows her depth of devotion to God and her family.
I am always glad to find biographies about Godly women that I can glean from and then pass on to my daughters to read when they are a bit older.
Are there other Christian women, current or past, whose lives you enjoy reading about?
I was provided with a complimentary copy of this book by Thomas Nelson Publishers. All of the opinions expressed in this post are my own and I was not compensated for this review in any other way.